1. VEEPSTAKES

    Conservatives Push Ryan for VP

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    As Mitt Romney inches closer to selecting a vice presidential running mate, conservatives from influential media organizations are urging him to pick Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. The Wall Street Journal, the National Review, and the Weekly Standard all published pieces this week that argued Ryan would be a better pick than politicians like former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty and Ohio Senator Rob Portman. Democrats say they would be excited to run against Ryan, who authored the controversial Republican budget that calls for massive cuts to social programs.

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